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Nicaragua / United States Military Aid #548784

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 13, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Chris Wallace) Contd. propaganda war between President Reagan and Sandinista government over his effort to get Congress approval for incrd. military aid to anti-government Nicaraguan guerrillas examined; scenes shown. [Former Salvadoran GUERRILLA - (thru translator) guides President Reagan on tour of captured weapons allegedly supplied rebels in El Salvador by Nicaragua.] [REAGAN - accuses Sandinistas of spreading smoke screen.] Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger noted sleeping through President's speech. Similar public relations campaign by Nicaragua, centering today on CIA recruit Renaldo Aguada's confession, outlined. Conservative orgs.' radio commercials promoting Reagan's position noted. [Representative Sherwood BOEHLERT - denies radio ads are working; explains.] Congress delegation mentioned en route to Nicaragua tomorrow; United States envoy Philip Habib's expected Capitol Hill lobbying upon return from Central America cited.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) United States diplomacy sources said confirming number United States embassy officials in Nicaragua who are CIA agents and agency's recruitment of Nicaraguans for intelligence gathering.

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Wallace, Chris
Duration:
00:02:30

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